by S. Rotan Hale
The holidays are upon us again and for some it means great joy and happiness. As many prepare themselves for shopping, partying or just congregating with friends and family others simply enjoy the simplicity of getting a much-deserved break from the endless demands of modern life.
And then there are those less fortunate–living on the other side of this life, who for whatever reason, live a less glamorous life that gives a whole new meaning to what’s generally considered the most wonderful time of the year.
Studies show that more than 70 percent of older Americans polled say they feel isolated and lonely especially during the holidays. Many people never really give much thought to those who reside in retirement and assisted-living facilities unless circumstances force them.
The Altruist Club will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Debutante Ball this year. Six debutantes and their escorts will be showcased on Friday, Dec. 27 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Members of the club are proud to present the young ladies and their escorts participating in this year’s ball:
The Taubman Museum of Art opened “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement” on September 21, which runs through Saturday, Jan. 14.
The Roanoke Chapter of The Links, Inc. sponsored its third Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Dental Van visit to Roanoke on November 22.